|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Leptodoras linnelli Eigenmann, 1912|
|Common Names||Elongate Mouse Catfish
Black-back Sturgeon Catfish
|Type Locality||Potaro river, Tumatumari, Mazaruni-Potaro, Guyana.|
|Etymology||Leptodoras: From the Greek leptos, meaning slender, and doras, meaning skin (also a word commonly used in forming generic names for doradids); in reference to the shape.|
|Size||230mm or 9.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||South America: Upper Orinoco (rios Ventuari and Mavaca) and Casiquiare River basin in Venezuela; Atlantic Coast drainages of the Guianas and northern Brazil such as Essequibo, Demerara and Araguari); the rios Uatumã, Tacutu and Demini in Brazil. Recently collected from the rio Tiquié basin (right bank tributary of the upper rio Negro) in the Amazonas State and from the upper rio Aripuaña (tributary of the rio Madeira) in Mato Grosso State, Brazil, extending the known distribution of this species into the western limits of the Brazilian Shield.
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Demerara (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|pH||5.8 - 7.0|
|Temperature||18.0-22.0°C or 64.4-71.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Other Parameters||dH 18.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 5 (no. 1), pp 191, Pl. 17 (fig. 1), Pl. 18 (fig. 1).|
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|Last Update||2020 Oct 22 11:23 (species record created: 2006 Aug 01 08:01)|